A Chapmanville man was arrested for pushing out carts of merchandise without paying on September 28 following a call by Walmart security. According to the complaint, Douglas Ray Dingess Jr., 32, was caught on security cameras putting a Dyson vacuum cleaner and three pillows in a buggy and walking out without paying.
City of Logan Patrolman R. Adkins located the accused’s vehicle parked near Hair Deco in the mall, with the merchandise in the vehicle, but Dingess was missing.
Adkins reports that he located Dingess later that day and arrested him on petit larceny, along with other offenses. Warrants had been issued for Dingess on September 19 for the same type of crime.
According to that criminal complaint, an anonymous tipster told store security that Dingess was stealing from the store. An investigation of the security camera tapes found four incidences in August where Dingess, along with accomplice Brittany Marcum, had removed items from the store without paying.
Dingess was charged with grand larceny and petit larceny x3 on September 19 by City of Logan Patrolman R. Adkins. The amount of the alleged ‘push outs’ was $149, $1044.16, $517.24 and $119.64.
A warrant had also been issued for Dingess by Chapmanville Police Department Lt. D.A. Browning and Patrolman L. Preece in December 2011. In that complaint, Dingess was accused of prescription fraud. It is alleged that Dingess called the Chapmanville Pharmacy claiming to be Dr. Vasko from Huntington with a prescription for “Doug Dingess” for 120 Lorcet 10s. The pharmacist called the doctor’s office and was told that “this individual had not seen Dr. Vasko and that Dr. Vasko does not write prescriptions for Lorcets.”
Along with the above charges, Dingess was also charged with obstructing an officer x3 and fleeing from an officer x3.
Dingess was released after posting bond.
In other court news:
• Paul Joseph Quinn, 30, of Logan, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy on October 1 by West Virginia State Troopers. Officers were executing a search warrant at Justice Avenue and in the investigation discovered that Quinn was receiving a large quantity of Oxycodone which was shipped to his address from out of state by mail. Quinn is being held in the Southwestern Regional Jail on a $25,000 bail.
• Paul Beauchamp, 42, of Chapmanville, was arrested and charged with registration violation, motor vehicle inspection violation, defective equipment, no seatbelt and DUI on September 30 by WVSP S.A. Belt. After being transported to South Western Regional Jail, Quinn was searched and marijuana was found in his left boot leg. The additional charge of aiding the escape and other injuries was added. He was released on a $7,500 bond.
• Derek Shawn Nelson, 30, of Amherstdale, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, obstructing an officer and public intoxication on September 29 by Man Police Department Patrolman Juston Thomas. He was released on a $2,000 bond.